Photos: An encouraging start to gillnet season

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2008

First, Gary Isturis, a Taku Smokeries/Fisheries employee, holds a king salmon that weighs about 40 pounds Tuesday at the company's dock.

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Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire

Second, gillnet fishing boats are dwarfed by the cruise ship Infinity as they unload their catch Tuesday at Taku Smokeries/Fisheries. The company's gillnet fishing fleet came to port with its catch of king salmon, red salmon and a few chum salmon after a two-day opening. The early season "looks pretty encouraging," Taku Smokeries/ Fisheries General Manager Eric Norman said.

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